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Portuguese president calls March snap election after PM's resignation

Portugal's President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa meets with the Council of State, in Lisbon

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal will hold a snap parliamentary election on March 10, its second in as many years, President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said on Thursday, following Tuesday's abrupt resignation of the Socialist prime minister amid a corruption investigation.

Yet, the president said he would only disband parliament after the final vote on the 2024 budget bill, due on Nov. 29.

(Reporting by Andrei Khalip, Sergio Goncalves and Catarina Demony, editing by Andrei Khalip)